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Cybersecurity Foundations Training

Cybersecurity Foundations Training

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Cybersecurity Foundations Training Course with real world hands-on exercises

In this Cybersecurity Foundations Training course, you will gain a global perspective of the challenges of designing a secure system, touching on all the cyber roles needed to provide a cohesive security solution. Through lecture, labs, and breakout discussion groups, you will learn about current threat trends across the Internet and their impact on organizational security. With Cybersecurity Foundations Training, you will also review standard cybersecurity terminology and compliance requirements, examine sample exploits, and gain hands-on experience mitigating controls. In a contained lab environment, you will work with live viruses, including botnets, worms, and Trojans.

In addition to technical cybersecurity components, you will learn and explore the non-technical aspects of cybersecurity necessary to mitigate risk and lessen exposure, including risk management, threat determination, disaster recovery, security policy management, and business continuity planning. This course provides an excellent foundation for those proceeding to CISSP, CEH, CISA, or CISM training.

Duration: 5 days

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Cybersecurity Foundations Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Cybersecurity Foundations Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Cybersecurity Foundations Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


Upon completing this Cybersecurity Foundations Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Current cyber threats and cybersecurity site references
• Government-mandated directives and compliance requirements
• Cyber roles required to successfully design secure systems
• The attack cycle perpetrated by malicious hackers
• Enterprise policy requirements
• Best strategies for securing the enterprise with layered defenses
• How security zones and detailed logging augment information assurance
• Forensic challenges and incident response planning
• Risk management process
• Goals achievable with auditing, scanning, and testing systems
• Industry recommendations for maintaining secure access control
• Standards-based cryptographic solutions for securing communications

Cybersecurity Foundations Training – Course Outline:

The Cyber Battlefield
◾Critical Business Security
◾Worldwide Internet Growth
◾Security Fundamentals
◾Security Goals
◾Terminology Threats and Exposures
◾Exploits and Exposures
◾Hackers and Crackers
◾Attack Methods
◾Social Engineering
◾Common Attack Vectors
◾Traffic Analysis
◾Responding to Threats and Attacks
◾Documents and Procedures to Manage Risk
◾Vulnerability Scanners
◾Penetration Testing
◾Risks of Penetration Testing

The Structure of the Internet and TCP/IP
◾Legal Compliance Standards
◾Federal Agency Compliance
◾Commercial Regulatory Compliance
◾Internet Leadership IANA
◾Regional Internet Registry
◾Protocols and RFCs
◾TCP/IP Model
◾Network Access Layer
◾Internet Layer
◾Host-to-Host Layer
◾Process Layer
◾Domain Name Service

Vulnerability Assessment and Tools
◾Vulnerabilities and Exploits
◾Vulnerability Assessment Tools
◾Application-Level Scanners
◾System-Level Scanners
◾System-Level Testing Tools
◾Open Source System-Level Scanner Tools
◾Commercial System-Level Scanner Tools
◾Advanced Attack Techniques and Tools
◾Commercial Exploit Tools
◾Free Exploit Tool: Metasploit
◾Free Exploit Tool: BeEF
◾Fuzz Testing
◾Preventing Exploits and Attacks
◾Patch Management
◾Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
◾Alerts and Software
◾Vulnerability Research
◾Common Security Sites
◾Patch Management

Cyber Awareness
◾Social Engineering
◾Social Engineering Goals
◾What Makes Social Engineering Possible
◾Phishing via Email
◾Online Attacks
◾Statistical Data
◾Sources of Security Breaches
◾Preventing Social Engineering
◾Cyber Awareness: Policies and Procedures
◾Security Policy Topics
◾Social Media
◾Social Networking Sites

Cyber Attacks: Footprinting and Scanning
◾Gathering Information
◾Unearthing Initial Information
◾Internet Archive
◾People Search
◾Locations and Mapping
◾Job Boards
◾Financial Information
◾Google and Search Operators
◾Identifying the Target Network and Its Range
◾WHOIS Utility
◾DNS Online Search Tools
◾Footprinting Countermeasures
◾Detecting Live Systems
◾Bypassing Authentication
◾War Dialing
◾ICMP: Ping
◾Port Scanning
◾Performing TCP and UDP Scans
◾Port Numbers
◾TCP Flags
◾TCP Three-way Handshake
◾Port Scanning Techniques
◾TCP Full Connect Port Scan
◾TCP HalfOpen (SYN) Scanning
◾Nmap HalfOpen Scan
◾UDP Port Scan
◾Nmap Scan Types and Switches
◾Port Scanning Tools
◾OS Fingerprinting
◾Active Stack Fingerprinting
◾Passive Fingerprinting
◾Proxies and Anonymizers
◾Scanning Countermeasures

Cyber Attacks: Breaking and Entering
◾Password Attacks
◾Privilege Escalation
◾Maintaining Access
◾Windows Authentication
◾SysKey Encryption
◾LAN Manager Password Encryption
◾Windows LAN Manager and NTLM Hashes
◾Linux Password Encryption
◾SAM Database Insecurities
◾Password Extraction Cracking
◾Password Cracking Techniques
◾Password Cracking Tools
◾John the Ripper
◾Cain and Abel
◾Password Cracking Countermeasures
◾Covering Tracks
◾Principle of Exchange
◾Clearing the Logs
◾Hiding Tools, Files, and Programs
◾NTFS Alternate Data Streaming
◾Information Hiding: Methods
◾Steganography Detection
◾Countermeasures: Rootkits

Cyber Attacks: Backdoors and Trojans
◾Trojan Infection Mechanisms
◾Well-Known Trojans
◾Distribution Methods Wrappers
◾Trojan Autostart Methods
◾Covert Communications
◾Stealth Technique: Avoiding Detection
◾Backdoor Countermeasures
◾Malware Countermeasure
◾Anti-Spyware Software
◾Malware Countermeasure Practices

Cyber Assessment and Risk Management
◾Risk Management Steps
◾Determining ALE
◾CRAMM Process
◾Risk Management Lifecycle
◾Protected Assets
◾CIA Triad
◾Quantitative Risk Assessment
◾Threat Determination Process
◾Risk Assessment
◾Vulnerability Categories
◾Business Assets vs. Risk
◾Benefits of Risk Management

Security Policy Management
◾Security Policy
◾Legal Issues
◾Policy References
◾Policies, Guides, Standards, Procedures, and Controls
◾Security Policy Coverage Matrix
◾Example: Internet Security Coverage Matrix
◾Granular View of a Security Matrix
◾Basic Policies

Securing Hosts and Servers
◾Types of Hosts
◾General Configuration Guidelines
◾Clean Systems
◾Unnecessary Services
◾Warning Banners
◾Limiting Access
◾Configuring and Logging
◾Security Patches
◾Security Baselines
◾Traffic Filtering Monitoring
◾DoS Vulnerabilities
◾Server Hardening
◾Web Server Hardening
◾Mail Server Hardening
◾FTP Server Hardening
◾DNS Server Hardening
◾Other Servers
◾Workstation Considerations
◾Network Appliances
◾Wireless Access Hardening
◾VLAN Security
◾Software Attacks

Securing Communications
◾Applying Cryptography to OSI Model
◾Securing Services
◾FTP and Telnet
◾SSL and TLS
◾Gateway-to-Gateway VPN
◾Host-to-Gateway VPN
◾IP Security
◾Wireless Access Communication
◾Wireless Security

Authentication and Cryptographic Solutions
◾Authentication Issues
◾Cryptosystems Password Authentication
◾Hash Functions
◾Kerberos Cryptographic Benefits
◾Symmetric Key Encryption Asymmetric Encryption Digital Signatures PKI Components

Firewalls and Edge Devices
◾General Security Integration
◾Needs for Services
◾Security Zones
◾Screened Subnets
◾Trusted Zones
◾DMZ Hosts
◾Other Security Considerations
◾Business-to-Business Communications
◾Exceptions to Policy
◾Special Services and Protocols
◾Configuration Management
◾Software Development Security
◾Certification and Accreditation
◾Common Criteria
◾Intrusion Detection and Prevention
◾Defense in Depth
◾Network Device Logging
◾Host Monitoring and Logging
◾Events Correlation
◾Placement of IDS Monitors and Sensors
◾Host-Based and Network-Based Differences
◾Policy Management
◾Behavioral Signatures
◾IDS and IPS Weaknesses
◾Incorrect Configuration

Forensic Analysis
◾Incident Handling
◾Security Incident Response
◾Time and Reaction Sensitivity
◾Incident Handling Issues and Considerations
◾Response Procedures
◾Log Analysis Tools
◾Active Ports
◾Dependency Walker
◾Log Maintenance

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
◾Disaster Types
◾Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
◾DRP Goals
◾Creating a DRP
◾DRP Contents
◾DRP Design Requirements
◾DRP Priorities
◾Recovery Strategies
◾High Availability
◾Data Collection Documentation
◾DRP Testing
◾Business Continuity Planning
◾BCP Steps

Cyber Evolution
◾Cyber Forces
◾Cyber Terrorism
◾Cyber Security: Crime, War, or Fear Mongering?
◾Cyber Future 7 Compliance Initiatives
◾Cyber Defense in Depth
◾Education and Training


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